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, romney gives an interview to bay windows, boston's gay newspaper. promising that he would be better than kennedy on gay rights. >> well, i think we ought to have health care for everyone. >> on other issues, gun control, abortion, health care, romney takes similar moderate to liberal positions. >> good to meet you. >> he was pro-choice, as everyone knows, in the '94 race. >> i believe that since roe versus wade has been the law for 20 years, that we should sustain and support it. >> so there weren't any discussions about positioning him politically. those were his views. >> he even declares in a debate with kennedy that he was not a reagan republican or even a republican at all in the '80s. >> i was an independent during the time of reagan/bush. i'm not trying to return to reagan/bush. >> on election day, kennedy defeats the moderate romney by double digits, but it was actually the slimmest margin kennedy ever had. to political observers, young mitt romney is a politician on the rise. >> how can you take on a kennedy in massachusetts? but if you do, and you're at all successful, everybod
that gave him more latitude with the conservative base of the party. >> woodruff: speak of boston, and other places, let's hear now from our colleagues-- actually, ray suarez is in chicago. he and margaret warner are at the two presidential campaign headquarters, but, ray, we're going to come to you first. are you in chicago, and that's where president obama is tonight. >> that's right. he's just a few miles away. he's not here yet. and neither are a lot of the senior officials from the campaign. i think they probably want to waito see a little bit more, but illinois senior senator, senator dick durbin is here, and there have been a lot of poll closings, a lot of projections, but so far no surprises. what do you need to see before you can really relax? >> some of the key battled ground states-- florida, virginia, ohio, and of course when we get in the midwest, a little closer to my activity in the last few months for the president, taking a look at wis cons and i know iowa. if we can get the job done in the midwest, and i hope we do glie you're not up thisickle. whn you don't have a race, wh
or when you did. i want to bring gerri willis in, he is at romney headquarters in boston. have they spoken yet? >> reporter: i can't answer that question, but crowd here, that has grown in last hour, wants to believe, wants to believe ma karl rove said, just moments ago, he came up, ottoman ter here, speaking about the number of votes about how the republican party could take ohio, mitt romney could take ohio. huge cheer. came up from audience, people came in to the room, came into the room to listen to what was going on. this crowd now very emotional. i just walked through it people watching the television, trying to discern what is happening, that i want to believe their candidate has not lost. we still have no concession from mitt romney's campaign, 9 or hae we heard they have intention. my colleague next to me carl cameron, he started talking about karl rove's comments, a big cheer went up with the crowd, they wanted to show they are here, and supportive of their candidate. they believe that he should win this election. as moments go by, now it is getting quieter but no less packed thi
the scandal of the boston police department @and spying on activists as well as federalization of local law enforcement. we only have a brief amount of time, but maybe you could talk about those issues and how they relate to the big picture of what has been debated over power militarization of law enforcement, spying on dissidents in general. >> we published a report called the leasing -- policing defense, which has blown the lid off a scandal. the boston police department has been spying on the peaceful activity of antiwar groups and peace groups in the city of boston. this is a major story in boston and unfortunately did not make it to the level of the statewide political race as far as the warren brown contest was concern. that is unfortunate, and that has to change. we saw with the occupied movement, i like to refer to it lifting rocks that showed the unseemly side of what has been going on. you really saw police departments, advanced equipment deployed at largely peaceful protest groups. this problem is getting worse. they will continue to fund the police departments for their federali
cameron at the romney headquarters in boston. plus ed henry with the obama camp in chicago. we'll tell you which states to watch, when the polls close and what is at stake in each one of them. plus, we'll run down reports of voter fraud and intimidation. hope you stay with us for the hour. the way we'll do it, run to the swing state and start with virginia. bob, what is going on in virginia? what is the latest? >> bob: it depends on the turn-out in the northern virginia. democratic stronghold. the other issue is how big they turn out in virginia beach and hampton road area. promilitary. obama did very well down there last time. he won't do as well this time. >> eric: can i point something out? the stock market rallied very, very strong today. a lot of people saying what is going on? obama rally? romney rally? especially virginia, for virginia, the coal industry rallied strongly. oil and coal, drilling and mining were very, very strong today. maybe virginia is, you know, will benefit from romney win. maybe that is what -- >> bob: maybe they know something more than we know at this point. >>
will start with the race for the white house. rita williams is in boston but we begin with ken prichard in chicago with the obama campaign. ken. >> reporter: just within the past half hour some of the thousands of president obama supporters have been allowed in this large event venu. many received tickets because they are chicago residents and live in this area and who agreed to travel and hit the road and go to the neighboring battleground states of wisconsin and campaign for the president there in the last few days. the president wants to thank them. there are many states that are intense. pennsylvania, the romney campaign is focused on that the obama campaign is not truly a contest. a short time ago, we talked to democratic national committee communications director brad woodhouse and he says the final campaign day stop by romney is something that he doesn't blame romney for trying but pennsylvania is not a state where romney has a fighting chance. >> well, i don't think so. david axelrod put it best, pennsylvania is a prayer, not a plan for the romney campaign. it is a state that i
. >> we get a call from the boston police. and they say, "it's a mad scene down here." >> (chanting): we want ted! >> narrator: it was the night of their first debate. >> "we're going to have to get you an escort to get into the building." they had eight or ten motorcycle police officers there to guide us through the mobs of people at the site. >> narrator: it was 47-year-old mitt romney's first campaign. >> and mitt just has this big smilon his face, and he looks at me and goes, "boy, however this turns out, this really makes it worth it." >> narrator: the race had been close. romney needed a great performance. >> i don't think he had any idea what it was going to be like, because he had never done debates under that pressure. >> narrator: he'd gotten into the race because kennedy looked weak, beatable. >> at the time ted kennedy seemed vulnerable. it was a weak period for kennedy. he looked bad, he sounded bad, and in that way he was vulnerable. >> narrator: he was dramatically overweight. there had been trouble with alcohol and women. he'd mortgaged his house to stay in the race. >> r
's start with rita williams live in boston. that's where mitt romney's campaign is planning for a victory party. >> reporter: party planners have had to plan for any eventity, a tie, a win, or a loss. if there's a loss, they will turn the lights down real low and that confetti will, will you probably never see it. >> i'm just going to get the regular quarter pounder, without cheese. and a baked potato. >> now, mitt romney may not be very hungry tonight. and one of his last campaign stops today, he and his runningmate paul ryan ordered fast food in cleveland in that important battleground state of ohio. polls show president obama had the tinyist of lead going into this election day. >> i expect it to be more tired. given the number of events and hours and i think i got energy for the people that i spent time with, whether at the rope line or the rallies. when you have ten thousand people cheering you, you get a real boost from it. >> now, let me show you this video. the plane carrying mitt romney landed here in boston. and the governor had just returned from that swing from a day of campa
our colleague ray swawrers and hopefully we'll be joined by margaret warner in boston. ray is at the presidential candidate night headquarters in chicago. ray, what is the sense right now? when we talk about this ground game issue, what does the campaign say about what they have over the romney campaign in terms of ground game? >> they said this time instead of sending volunteers and sending field workers from state to state, they concentrated much more heavily on using people that people know. i mean it sounds kind of obvious. but all the research shows that when someone you know talks about you... talks to you about casting the vote in the first place or voting for the person you prefer, that has a lot more impact than somebody showing up at your door with paperwork, a leaflet or a pitch for a candidate. so they've put much more emphasis on having people work their own neighborhoods this time around. and they say they have hit their marks, that they are getting out their numbers. and so far so good. gwen? >> ifill: well, ray, i'm also curious. you're standing there at the
, nancy. jan crawford has been covering the romney campaign. she is in boston tonight. jan? >> well, scott, governor romney just landed here about an hour ago after making campaign stops in that key state of ohio and in pennsylvania. he talked to reporters on the way back on the plane and he said he felt good about this campaign. they hadn't left anything in the locker room and that he thinks they're going to win. he said he just finished his victory speech. he's not written a concession speech. now, the mood inside the campaign tonight, scott, is one of cautious optimism, i'd say. but there is a little bit of nervousness and here's why: campaign sources that i'm talking with tonight say they are encouraged by the high numbers of republican turnout they're seeing in these swing states like ohio, florida, virginia. they believe that will outperform john mccain in 2008. that's the key to this election. they really had to run up the score in those areas. but here's where the nervousness comes in. they're also seeing some of the president's turnout in some of those democratic areas like in nor
they will close in ottawa, montana, and utah. alaska closes at 1:00 a.m. eastern time. we're in boston where the romney headquarters is located. the president and his team is in chicago. we're at the rnc headquarters in washington, d.c. and on capitol hill where the democrats are gathering and all evening we will show you the latest results. these are actual numbers. these are not projections as we track the key house, senate, and gov.'s races as well as the presidential race and you can keep track of all this on our website. this is the only network that gives you a forum to express your views in what is happening with results tonight and you can do so by giving us a phone call. the number is 202-730-triples 32. [inaudible] you can also join us on our twitter page. #cspan2012. we will get that in a couple of minutes. john boehner is here and let's get to some of the latest results. >> ap is calling some states in the presidential contest. let's start with new hampshire and take a look at the results. with 20% of precincts reporting, president obama has 55%. mitt romney at 44%. let's move on
much at the headquarters for mitt romney in boston, where bystanders said, you could hear a pin drop, as the networks called the election for president obama. reports last night that governor romney was so confident in his victory, he had only written one speech beforehand, a victory speech. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. i so wish -- i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes, to lead the country in a different direction. >> reporter: but in the end, it was not even close. obama won even those outstanding battlegrounds, like virginia, nevada. >> i just spoke with governor romney. and we have battled fiercely. but it's only because we love this country deeply. >> reporter: so, george, the question, now, what now? and president obama has said that he will reach out to republican leaders. he wants to meet with mitt romney. he even last night reached out to romney voters. where are some areas of compromise? perhaps tax reform. perhaps immigration reform. we'll see in the days ahead. >> jake tapper,
hoped for. msnbc's chris jansing is outside headquarters in boston. it's eerie how quiet it is. there's nothing going on behind you. that's not the way they thought this was going to be the morning after the election. >> to say the least. and you mentioned mitt romney had spent almost seven years for president. it was over in about five minutes. a short of gracious concession speech. but that was preceded, chuck, by 90 of what were thought to be bizarre minutes where the media called for barack obama. and some for mitt romney said they would contest it there. at one point ryan got in his van and returned to the hotel. there was a question even when they said he was coming over here to make remarks whether it would be a concession speech. about an hour and a half after the networks called it, the mitt romney did call the president and then came into this ballroom for what i said was a very brief and very gracious final comment. so after one of the most -- the most expensive presidential race in history and one of the most acrimonious, mitt romney called for unity. >> the nation as you
's in boston. j. mart, if you can hear me amid the hoopla here at the newseum. you're a student at virginia, you've been e-mailing me all night about problems you're detecting in virginia. tell us the problems you see and why and what it means. >> the margins in conservative -- [inaudible] in the suburbs around richmond, chesterfield county is the biggest one, comparable to '08. in 2008 john mccain lost the commonwealth of virginia by seven points. the bottom line, barack obama can do a little bit worse across virginia and still win that state. if he wins the state, there's no path to the presidency for mitt romney. we'll get the western suburbs, look at the outer suburbs of northern virginia, the margins are comparable or a little bit better for romney than they were for mccain four years ago. so unless something big happens in the two big jurisdictions still being counted, virginia beach and fairfax up by washington, d.c., i think that the commonwealth of virginia is going to stay blue and give president obama a second term. >> republicans knew that there was trouble there, or has this al
chicago and president obama. mitt romney at his headquarters in boston. victory and concession speeches from across the country. but the night, your reaction by phone, e-mail, facebook, and twitter. live coverage begins at 8:00 eastern. you can access interactive maps and the election results, track state ballot initiatives at c- span.org. >> we are bringing you historical victory and concession speeches throughout the day here on c-span. coming up, we bring you president george conceding critic george bush conceding the race to arkansas gov. bill clinton. he speaks to supporters and family members at the westin galleria in houston. [applause] >> thank you very much. listen, we have got to get going. thank you. thank you very much. >> thank you, george. >> thank you so much. well, here's the way i see it. here's the way we see it and the country should see it -- that the people have spoken and we respect the majesty of the democratic system. i just called governor clinton over in little rock and offered my congratulations. he did run a strong campaign. i wish him well in the white house
and intense financial consulting job in boston. ann was running things at home. >> people describe him as the energizer bunny. >> my kids joke and say that i'm the mitt stabilizer because whenever mitt might start winding up and getting really highly energetic, they know i have a very calming influence. >> in the '70s and '80s, romney was also spending a lot of time with his church, which saw him as a rising star. energetic, devoted, generous with both time and money. >> everybody was well aware of mitt romney. there was some star power even when he wasn't running for office. >> phil barlow first met mitt romney at church in 1979. like most in the church, he already knew the romney name but not the romney work ethic. >> a person that busy and successful might tend to pull out their pocketbook rather than take their time. and he did both. >> for more than a decade, romney was part of the leadership of the mormon church in his hometown. the church has no paid clergy. so at the age of 34, romney was asked to lead his congregation. >> talk about a growing up experience and a learning exper
will see him in chicago. mitt romney will be in boston tomorrow night. hoping for a different outcome than john mccain had four years ago at that sad rally in arizona. before romney gets to boston he will still be on the trail in ohio and in pennsylvania. before the nation renders a verdict on not just a president, but a presidency whose achievements have been seen as almost beside the point in assessing whether the president gets a second term, it's the virtue of this campaign or it's the damning criticism of this campaign to know that this decision has been set up for the american people as if it has very little to do with what this president has done with his last four years. it's not been about his record. it's been about a character kature of his record. and that's why that list of things that have happened in the past four years maybe seems unfamiliar. you'd think after a campaign this long, we could memorize that list, but that's not what it's been about. if barack obama gets a second term, given the achievements of this past four years, he will likely be enshrined as being one of t
of "the boston globe" about the governor romney style of leadership. later on, more on the president obama governing style. we will be right back. ♪ [video clip] >> the same path that we are on means $20 trillion in debt at the end of a second term, crippling unemployment, staggering take-home pay, depressed home values, and unless we change course we may be looking at another recession. so, the question of this election comes down to this -- do you want more of the same, or do you want real change? >> we know what change looks like and we know what governor romney is selling. giving more power to the biggest banks is not change. another $5 trillion tax cut for the wealthy is not change. refusing to answer questions about the details of your policy until after the election is definitely not change. we are ruling out compromise with the tea party folks, that is not change. changing the facts of your opinion during the campaign is not change. >> tuesday night, watch live coverage of the election. throughout the night, your reactions by phone, e-mail, facebook, and twitter. >> "washington j
to congratulate president obama and his reelection. >> emily e. schmidt joins us live from boston to tell us what mitt romney is doing today. >> if high daria our youth? >> tell us about romney in what he plans to do today. >> the interesting thing is he does not have a public scandal today that the first time in recent memory of where he is. that is the difference between running for president and in canada to loss. we are watching a really not mitt romney so much as watching republicans try to dissect the results from last night. try to determine what this meant for them as a look ahead to the next election. how to recover from a lost that last night they came here not quite certain that they would have. >> it is interesting one of the questions is what role does mitt romney have going for for the republican party. have you heard any whispering as to what it plans to do? >> no. we heard him say last night in his speech that everyone needs to work across the aisle to work together. a few minutes after that president obama came out and said he would like to extended hand to reach out to work with
a little class in the joint, harvard and yale up in boston today the 129th meeting between those two, 43 with the sunshine in boston today. >> that is a good rivalry. >> we could use a little class here. >> thanks. legendary football player and coach mike ditka is recovering this morning after suffering a stroke. ditka was playing cards last night when he started to feel ill and had to be taken to the hospital. the 73-year-old told reporters he was feeling good and will be back to work soon. he is a football analyst for espn and other stations but says he won't be on the air this weekend. he had a heart attack in 1988 while coaching the bears. >>> after a season opening loss to kentucky the terps look to get on a roll to start off the year. >> carol maloney has the highlights in this morning's sports minute. >> good saturday morning everyone. we'll start with college hoops and a nonconference schedule for maryland. you know, a lot of folks called their opponent liu a cupcake. i admit i had to look them up to remember what they were called and what they're about. liu, long island universi
, who joins us from campaign headquarters in boston, and, rich, welcome to fox news sunday. >> chris, thanks for having me on, i'm sitting here trying to imagine what mr. axelrod is going to look like next week without his mustache... it is fun to think of. >> chris: we'll see. let me ask you about david axelrod, because he said you guys are desperate in pennsylvania, and you are vulnerable in florida. your reaction? >> well, desperate four years ago, this weekend, president obama was campaigning in indiana, and, today, governor romney is campaigning in pennsylvan pennsylvania. i don't think campaigning in states where we wasn't won since 1988 and 1972 are acts of desperation, it looks like the map is expanding drastically in our favor and it is nothing we are doing, it is governor romney's message and talk about florida, to spend more money down there is a little bit like barack obama's government, they want to throw money at the problem and hope it fixing it, but at the end of the day governor romney will carry florida by a significant margin. >> chris: let me ask you about the poi
minutes to go. kevin seraphin hits the jumper. pierce hits a three pointer. boston wins 89-86. >> majority of that team won a world championship, and that's not an easy thing to do. so they've been through it. makes it tougher, no question. again, that's the only way, as a young kid, that you're going to learn is to be thrown into the fire and do it. >>> another big game in town, it is united in their first post season game in five years hosting the red bulls in game one of a home in home series. no score, united kitchen sends the service in the box. deflects off a defender into the net, giving the black and red a one goal lead. four minutes later, corner kick, header in front. united comes down with the ball, but falls into the net. game one ends in a 1-1 tie. game two of the series is wednesday. >> we dug in, in the end we got a point. we got to go there and do our job. we know what we have to do now. i guess we're looking forward to it. unfortunate we don't have andy. i'll look at the tape and see what went down. >>> college football, maryland took on georgia tech with shawn petty at qu
are part of the american landscape: abraham lincoln, in chicago... in boston, a memorial to the black soldiers who fought in the union army... and in new york's central park, the famous statue of civil war general william sherman. saint gaudens suffered from periods of depression, and while working on the sherman sculpture in paris, had a recurrence that one day became unbearable. >> mccullough: it was very early in the morning, still not quite light. and what he was going to do was kill himself by jumping off this bridge. >> safer: the pont des arts. >> mccullough: the pont des arts, the "bridge of the arts." and as he got out here, probably about where we're standing, the sun began to rise, and the whole faÇade of the louvre was lit up, all the bridges. and he said to himself, "i don't want to die. i want to live." and he started whistling, and walked back up to the studio happy as can be. it was paris. paris saved his life, literally saved his life. >> safer: we moved on to the sorbonne, paris's ancient university. it changed the lives of many other americans. >> mccullough: charl
's david muir covered that campaign and is in boston right now. david? >> reporter: hey there, diane. you showed that image of the 2k3w06 governor today in that hotel room. we know he spent more time with his family. they've gathered here, five sons, 16 of the 18 grandchildren. and this family has been a huge part of the campaign. one of the sons, a key adviser, the others campaigning for him, and, of course, ann romney, who has said this would be the last campaign. mitt romney and his campaign convinced they had a shot until the very end. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> reporter: last night, a portrait of his dedicated family, one last time before exiting the stage. romney had been running for president for six years, two campaigns -- >> i'm running for president of the united states. >> reporter: hoping to fulfill and unfinished dream of his father. ♪ he's going to win >> reporter: george romney, the one-time governor of michigan, running for president himself. a devout mormon, romney's discipline brought
's the front page of the boston globe this morning -- clinton was dispatched by president obama to israel and is meeting today with egyptian officials and palestinian officials as well. the headline from the tribune -- late tuesday night clinton met with benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem and plans to go to the west bank on wednesday. clinton is preparing to step down early next year. one story this morning, some breaking news from jerusalem. this is according to a dap. really rescue services said there have been explosions on a bus across the military headquarters in tel aviv. the agency says at least 10 people were injured in wednesday's blast. the explosion comes amid an ongoing israeli operation rollers.aza's hamas so, more information on that incident probably coming later today. but we are taking your calls this morning on your confidence in the economy, your thoughts on the fiscal cliff, and how you are preparing for that. marc is from 0 highfill on our independent line. -- from ohio. caller: good morning. i'm a person who believes we need to do something radical, which a lot of peopl
reside in massachusetts. many of them reside in boston and cambridge. he was a one-term governor in boston. he does not brag too much about what he did in boston and the people in boston are not bragging either. >> which is your take -- what is your take? >> the one president obama has. >> their massachusetts with their state plan. they have their own plan because they are working people. they didn't like it in massachusetts and they didn't like it countrywide. but they did the same thing in boston. that is why he was a one-term president. i listened to him today. he has all of the plant and he is going to be the merkel person. listen -- i have an income of under $30,000 a year. i pay more in taxes to a man is sent his money out of the country because he doesn't want to help pay the kind of taxes i pay because it's wonderful country. >> you said you were on the fence and it sounds like you are pretty firmly in obama's corner. >> i have listened to him. anybody that is me, me, me, i'm the merkel man -- he is bragging too much. >> we go next to a supporter of mayor romney in the so
headquarters and hampton pearson is at governor romney's headquarters in boston. phil you kind of got to stay home, don't you live there and poor hampton we had to send him there. you got the better deal, we'll start with you, phil. >> or not. >> we lost a little bit of phil lebeau's sound there. >> you know what, i could have gone to hampton first anyway and he's the one that traveled further, i should have just to defer to you, hampton. hopefully we can hear you. why don't you start. >> reporter: how are you doing, joe? number one the polls just opened a few minutes ago in boston, massachusetts, expecting something like a 70% turnout. governor romney wrapped up his last full day of campaigning in manchester, new hampshire, the four electoral votes are really up for grabs between him and president barack obama. romney basically reminding folks that this is where his campaign began 18 months ago, and making one last plea for their votes today. >> and tomorrow, your votes and your work right here in new hampshire will help me become the next president of the united states. >> reporter: now mit
into these intership programs for young people. i met a guy who worked for the public tv station in boston and retired from that job and wanted to be a park ranger. he couldn't figure out how to get there so he joined the internship program. there wasn't anybody nells his class over the age of 19. i met a woman in denver whose daughter went through teach for america and as she watched her daughter teach in a los angeles classroom she was so moved she applied for teach for america herself. she was in her late 50's herself and ended up in a dorm room in houston in 115 degree temperatures sharing a bathroom down the hall with three 22-year-olds. whether they were repelling down from the ceiling or speaking in the side door there are more and more people trying to find these path ways to purpose. we created at encore.org the fellowship program which was designed to be a front door for many people who wanted to make this passage. it started in silicon valley with ten people who had careers in the corporate sector and wanted to work in the environment and with kids with poverty but had no idea to get there.
and kenya. >> we will show you inside met romney's election night headquarters in boston. they are also setting up there for the event to night. >> mitt romney is not wasting a single mom and on his quest for 270 electoral votes. after casting his own ballot the republican hit the road one more time. he hosted a luncheon in benson a battleground states of ohio and pennsylvania. they were not standard rallies, more of a chance to thank supporters and remind voters to hit the polls. >> it is a big day for big change. we are about to change america and help people in ways and imagined that they never imagined that happen. >> he wrapped up its aggressive cross-country campaign schedule where he started. >> i feel great today. i am really excited to be here. >> after spending the day and doing interviews and get out the vote initiative, the president and vice president will watch the return from chicago. preelection days voting shows the candidates locked in a dead heat. the winners will not be declared until key swing states post their votes. if three votes and new hampshire, the first prec
eastern time to concede the race. jan crawford is in boston, where the republican nominee spoke to his supporters. jan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, charlie. good morning, norah. romney actually waited about an hour to concede after ohio was projected to go for the president. that, of course, being the must-win state. everyone knew at that point the race was basically over, but the campaign wanted to see some of those actual votes come in, just to make sure. and then of course, advisers tell me once they saw colorado go for the president, they knew that was it, so governor romney picked up the phone and called the president. >> this election is over, but our principles endure. i believe that the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to a resurgent economy and to renewed greatness. >> reporter: a defeated mitt romney was gracious. >> i believe in america. i believe in the people of america. >> reporter: after running for president for 17 months, his campaign came up empty. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the fi
eastern time to concede the race. jan crawford is in boston where the republican nominee spoke to his supporters. >> reporter: governor romney waited about an hour to concede after the state of ohio was called for the president. everyone thought it's over but the romney campaign wanted to see some more of the actual votes from some of those suburbs around cincinnati. they didn't want to give up. when colorado was declared for the president, the campaign knew that was it, romney picked up the phone and called the president. >> this election is over, but our principles endure. i believe that the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to aesurgent economy and to renewed greatness. >> reporter: a defeated mitt romney was gracious. >> i believe in america. i believe in the people of america. >> reporter: after running for president for 17 months, his campaign came up empty. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> reporter: there was clear disappointment as the reality of what could have
york. let's go to boston, why don't we? actually, tennessee, president, we just made a call now. this is a fox news alert. tennessee for the president goes to mitt romney. not a huge surprise to hear at all. mitt romney has been leading in the polls there. volunteer state just did not ve caught in the precincts reporting. now, 13% in. fox news projects mitt romney has won the state of tennessee. back to the electoral votes map, you'll see that it is pretty close. mitt romney with 82. president obama with 78. 270 needed by the end of the night. where do we stand right now? let's get the democratic perspective and go to boston. good evening. how're you? >> good evening. great to be with you tonight. >> something you are probably liking, of the state of florida, where you won by 4% in early voting. what does that tell you about the rest of the night? >> i think we're going to have a great night. florida turning out in a heavily republican areas. we feel very good about the turn out there. if you look at -- at the panhandle, it is through the roof. our data shows florida was trendin
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